MUS­LIM PER­SPEC­TIVES

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The Fringe of­fers a change for non-main­stream voices to be heard, so it’s no sur­prise that two solo pro­duc­tions take strik­ing looks at the Mus­lim ex­pe­ri­ence. Wash­ing­ton, D.C.-based Zehra Fazal’s Head­scarf

And The Angry Bitch (from Satur­day, July 9, at the George Ig­nati­eff The­atre) ex­am­ines grow­ing up Mus­lim in Amer­ica, with thoughts on sex and faith. The tongue-in-cheek show in­cludes the mu­si­cal num­ber The Only Thing I’ll Do Five Times A Day Is You.

San­dra Pas­cuzzi faces other prob­lems in So I Mar­ried A Mus­lim (con­tin­ues from Fri­day, July 8, at Passe Mu­raille Backspace), in which the Aus­tralian-born, Sec­ond City-trained Ital­ian per­former falls for a South Asian Mus­lim Cana­dian and moves to the Great White North. Rather than be­ing overtly po­lit­i­cal, it tells a love story that’s both funny and poignant.

Zehra Fazal tries on Head­scarf

And The Angry Bitch.

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